Cormac ๐Ÿ‘‘

I used to love movies. I still do, but I used to, too.ย 

Jean Arthur fanboy. Juliette Binoche devotee.

Favorite films

  • Irma Vep
  • History Is Made at Night
  • Five Element Ninjas
  • Le Bonheur

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  • Nope

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  • Enter the Dragon

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  • The Lost Weekend

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  • Fireworks

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  • Daguerrรฉotypes

    Daguerrรฉotypes

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    Varda gleans the extraordinary from out of the ordinary. The gold from out of the stones that make up her cobbled doorstep. Itโ€™s enough to make you think thereโ€™s a certain magic, a beauty to be seen in all of our lives, no matter how small or seemingly trivial. To watch Varda is to find out more about ourselves by virtue of hearing others spill their stories. To want to live our lives. Not in any way that screams lavishโ€ฆ

  • The Thief of Bagdad

    The Thief of Bagdad

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    Spellbinding. Enchanting. Magical. Travel on a magic carpet ride made of dreams as forged before our very eyes, through some 100 years, the sands of time and millions of petty thieves, cheap swindlers and half-assed scoundrels. Take a bite of the poison apple and taste the seeds of our very imaginations. Gaze into this crystal ball to envision what was still to come.

    To remind us of the everlasting sorcery of the silver screen from fully-formed inception, with a trailโ€ฆ

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  • Nope

    Nope

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    A puzzle box that taunts any who dares turn its lock, or booby trap whoโ€™ll stare you straight in the eye?

    A monkeys paw, one curl for every sleeve freed of tricks meets hungry caterpillar, in search of its own self-swallowed tail.ย 

    E.T. blasts the spurs off John Wayne and hangs up the wheels, sees his own looming ghosts turn to pixel dust-rain.

    Ye old carnival where we still spend our nights lets us pretend the doors have come openโ€ฆ

  • Fireworks

    Fireworks

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    The burning embers of hidden desire call as you house your hand in the open flame

    Boom goes the hurt and the self-fingered scars, the candle drips down to birth twins from a still-ticking c(l)ock.

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  • Tokyo Story

    Tokyo Story

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    Ouch. This broke me.

    I generally try to stay away from being overly personal with my writing on here for fear of oversharing but it feels only appropriate here.

    My grandparents on my mothers side are creeping into their nineties. Obviously, this is an achievement in and of itself and we're very fortunate that they've lived such long, fruitful lives, including my formative years.

    Naturally, with age they are becoming less and less able. It's painful and uncomfortable to watchโ€ฆ

  • The Princess Bride

    The Princess Bride

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    7-Year Old Me:ย This is the best story Iโ€™ve ever seen! I love fairytales.

    14-Year Old Me: This is the best piss-take Iโ€™ve ever seen! I too, hate fairytales.

    20-Year Old Me: This is the best meta-post-modern actioner-adventure-comedy-romance-with a wink Iโ€™ve ever seen! I love fourth wall breaking.

    24-Year Old Me: Wallace Shawn is the funniest person to exist *ever* and should only be treated as such. Oh my God thatโ€™s Peter Falk.ย Oh, and this just might be the best movie Iโ€™ve ever seen. I love it. Itโ€™s perfect. I love movies.

    A lovely send-off to a less-than lovely year. Happy New Year folks!